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ATSV and China’s Zhejiang Province Partner for Success

Apparel Textile Sourcing Virtual Trade Show (ATSV) is delighted to showcase over 50 suppliers from the province of Zhejiang in Mainland China.   Zhejiang is calling this event the 2020 ZHEJIANG EXPORT ONLINE FAIR (America-textile).  This premier virtual event of its…

ATSV – Must Attend Virtual Trade show

Apparel Textile Sourcing (ATS) Trade Shows officially announces the addition of Apparel Textile Sourcing Virtual (ATSV) as their fourth trade show on the 2020 calendar. The new event will take place from May 25 to 29, 2020.?In a time when…

WRAP Podcast: “A Brave New World” Featuring Jason Prescott

We would like to share segments and highlights from the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) podcast “WRAPCast, Episode 11:  A Brave New World – Apparel Sourcing and Trade Shows in the COVID-19 reality with Jason Prescott”.   Jason Prescott is the…

Kendor Textiles: ATS Featured Supplier

KENDOR TEXTILES Information:? Website –??www.kendortextiles.com Year Established –?1953 Vancouver, BC, Canada Call Toll Free (877) 434-3233 Email –?askus@kendortextiles.com Facebook Instagram Linkedin, Paul King (President) Products: KenDor brings in products from around the globe, particularly from Asia and Europe, providing them…

Cancellation Crisis in the Apparel and Textile Industries

As of March 30, 2020, the chart below indicates the current state of the battle against the CoronaVirus (COVID-19).  It is important to remember that daily statistics change, sometimes dramatically.  In Asia, the apparel and textile industry is declining rapidly…

On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing at its Finest

During this epidemic, actually tradeshows have been canceled; we highlight one of Apparel Textile Sourcing exhibitors, OnPoint Manufacturing (OPM).? OPM is a company producing on-demand clothing in Florence, Alabama.? I sat down with Kirby Best, who is the founder and…

Rapid Changes Required for Sustainability in Fashion

Speed to market is affecting the fashion and footwear industries.??? The use of tweets, Instagram, and social media has accelerated the fashion industry making it challenging to keep pace with new trends.? Previously, we published an article called “Measuring Impact…

Blockchain: Transforming the Fashion Industry – Part II

In part I of this article “Blockchain: Transforming the Fashion Industry – Part I” we discussed the techniques and values of the new technology.  We continue by discussing supply chain management via Blockchain and IP protection.  Supply Chain Management Blockchains…

Blockchain: Transforming the Fashion Industry – Part I

Blockchain has started to transform the operations of many businesses around the world. It makes the textile, apparel, and footwear industries more transparent.   In January, we published an article about “Measuring the Impact in the Textile Supply Chain” that…

The Biggest Fear in Business is Uncertainty

In this article, we comment on some of the ideas in an interview between Wilson Zhu, COO (Chief Operating Officer), Li&Fung and Anna Tehan, EVP Corporate Communications, Fung Group.   How many of us were delighted to see “a return to…

Regulatory Problems in the Garment/Footwear Industries

It is essential that the fashion industry has established regulations to sustain the apparel and footwear industries.   Above all, we must establish a wide range of regulations to promote the well being of the industry.  It is extremely important to…

New Expansion for the ATSC Show in Toronto

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) is delighted to announce it is holding its fifth annual (2020) edition in Toronto, Canada from August 17 – 19th.? They will be relocating and expanding to the Toronto Congress Centre.? The Toronto Congress Centre…

Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain

Reporting from the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, in this article I cover the event “Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain” with Jenn Swain (Jenn) from Burton, Tony Alvarez (Tony) from Volcom, and moderated by Mark Prosé from Control Union….

Everest Textile will be showcasing at the Miami ATS

Are you pre-registered for the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show, taking place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center from May 27th – 29th, 2020?   You can pre-register for FREE by clicking on this link. Below we will preview the…

The UK, the Government, and the Fashion Industry

Last week, Boris Johnson from the Conservative party won a majority government.  What does that mean to the UK fashion industry?  The British Fashion Council said that it would “keep working with the government to make sure the interests of the…

USMCA gets approval to replace 25-year old NAFTA

The US, Mexico, and Canada have finalized a trade deal that will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Back in September, our friends at Manufacturer.com published an article about “Exploring business and the USMCA in the USA.”…

International working standards in the apparel industry

This article was inspired by a recent article discussing Amazon’s business practices in developing countries; looking at how Amazon chooses to do business with suppliers who have been banned (blacklisted) by others in the fashion industry.   We explore compliance, labor,…

The how-to of intelligent design built with sustainability

At the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, I had the pleasure of attending the “Sustainability Design Workshop” hosted by Amelia Williams.   Amelia began as a designer, preceded to become a design educator, and now provides consulting to the industry.   She spent…

Go Global acquires Mod Cloth, watch the transformation

Go Global has been exploring the purchase of Mod Cloth for the past few months after a long discovery process Go Global decided to acquire the Mod Cloth brand as they believe they can help them across the board. In…

ATSG post-show report – The best suppliers brought to you

The ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) would like to thank all the industry professionals, buyers, and suppliers who participated in the launch of our Berlin, Germany tradeshow.  The intent of the show was to bring together the best manufacturers in…

Day two – ATSG; the best place to be for Fashion Sourcing

Thanks to the attendees and partners that came out to support leading exhibitors from around the world at the ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) trade show. I was impressed by the organizers, the quality of exhibitors, the presentations, matchmaking, and…

Day One – ATSG, It’s all about sourcing the right suppliers

It was great to see all the attendees on the opening day of the ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) tradeshow at the Estrel Berlin – Hotel & Congress Center.? With exhibitors from around the world (China, Bangladesh, and India) showcasing…

Apparel Textile Sourcing Berlin pre-show Intelligence

Welcome to the ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) pre-show report. This report highlights what’s happening during the show, seminars, special events, the latest trends, and innovations. The day before the show was busy with exhibitors getting set up and prepared…

ATSC post-show report, come see the best in the industry

The ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) tradeshow: started with the largest number of pre-registered guests.?? There were three hundred exhibitors and thousands of visitors over the three-day show.? Statistics Canada has the 2nd largest area of the world’s countries with…

Day Three – Great to see all the fashion sourcing professionals

Thanks to the thousands of attendees and partners that came out to support leading exhibitors from around the world at the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) trade show. I was impressed by the organizers, the quality of exhibitors, the presentations,…

Day two – ATSC; the best place to be for Fashion Sourcing

If you work in the apparel business, sourcing, you should be at the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) show that is closing today, Wednesday, August 21st at the International Centre. ATSC is a fabulous show with a diversity of suppliers…

Interview with the United States Fashion Industry Association

Day one of the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) trade show I had the pleasure to watch and listen to the “Trade Wars and Sourcing” presentation put on Julia Hughes from the USFIA (the United States Fashion Industry Association). I…

Day one – ATSC doing business in style with results

The first day of ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) was a hit with a record number of pre-registered attendees and attendees.  With a strength of exhibitors from China, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Peru, and more.  India sponsored free coffee to start…

Apparel Textile Sourcing Toronto Pre Show Intelligence

Welcome to the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) pre-show report.   This report highlights what’s happening during the show, seminars, special events, and the latest trends and innovations. The day before the show was busy with exhibitors getting set up…

Day Three: ATSM 2019 Recap

So that’s a wrap on another Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show. This year’s unprecedented growth and evolution would not have been possible without the support from the attendees, speakers, partners, and exhibitors. Destination: Miami This year ATSM 2019 tripled in…